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Dramatic video of children rescued from flash flood

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

Heavy rains sent five families fleeing in Mason County.

All of the homes were along Bank Street in Maysville.

Four apartments in one complex flooded and several cars were swept across the street and in the yard of one home that was also flooded.

William "Bucky" Greene says the water from the nearby Limestone Creek rose quickly as the rain fell. He says within minutes he was wading in it, and quickly went next door to the Bank Street Apartments where residents were trapped on the second floor.

William Greene says he and several others formed a chain to rescue the children that were upstairs in the apartments, helping them climb out of a window. In surveillance video from the apartment complex, you can see the water rise quickly, and neighbors helping to get the kids out of the apartment building.

The four families living in the apartment complex, which is property of the Housing Authority, have now been moved to other locations since they aren't able to move back into their apartments. Many tell 27 NewsFirst items on the first floor weren't able to be salvaged.

As for William "Bucky" Greene, who has lived in his home for nearly 30 years, he doesn't have home insurance. He will now have to start over completely. The foundation of his home was moved, his floors damaged, and all items in his home ruined.

The Red Cross is working to help these families get back on their feet.

Dispatchers tell 27 NEWSFIRST several county roads were also covered with water for awhile after last night's rain.


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